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Mrs. Carey
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Stepping Up Our Learning Environment

My students need a laptop computer that will run our Smart Board so that we can take advantage of our entire learning environment. Hands-on, interactive education is a must!

My Students

Imagine you have a tool that would change the way you do your job, that the same tool could enhance your co-workers' jobs as well and propel your company to the next level. Now imagine staring at that tool everyday knowing that you are unable to access that tool. That is where we are in our class!

I have 2 classes this year and will gain one more next year for a total of 85-90 students that I encounter daily.

Each of these students have been dealt a challenge in one way or another. I see it as my primary goal to give them every advantage I can while they are with me to help them succeed. After working for years to get a Smart Board Interactive Whiteboard installed in my classroom for my students to access the computer supplied to me by my school district began to fail and would no longer allow our Smart Board to work. Despite my best attempts to get this computer replaced, my district has been unable to help. The students in my class and other students I have the privilege of educating have been the victims of this unfortunate circumstance. I want to show these future leaders of America that you can take the lead and be creative about how to solve problems. I also want to show them that others are willing to help if they are confident in their purpose and just ask.

My Project

The computer that will be awarded to my classroom through this project will serve multiple purposes in my classroom. The primary purpose will be to run our Smart Board. The Smart Board is our tool that will improve our working environment and propel our classroom to the next level. Unfortunately we have not been able to take full advantage of this tool because our current, district issued, computer will not support our use of this tool. Students have been missing out on the interactive learning that should be taking place with our Smart Board. When working properly, the Smart Board is an interactive, engaging resource that draws in each students' attention and encourages participation. This computer will not only be used to run our Smart Board, it will also be used for student research, accessing educational websites, group learning activities, and reading skills assessments. This resource can help our class to experience learning in a new, fresh, enticing way.

It is imperative that my classroom receives this computer.

We have been unable to get help from our school district and I do not want to continue to have an education changing resource at my fingertips without being able to use it. My students deserve the best I can give them. With your help I can provide them with a tool that will capture their attention and give them a large advantage toward the success of their futures.

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Toshiba Satellite Laptop / AMD Turion™ II Processor / 15.6' Display / 4GB Memory - Helios Black • Best Buy $569.99 1 $569.99

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